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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 11472037 Anderson Silva Anderson+Silva Boxing

After plans fell apart for a grudge match against Chael Sonnen in Brazil, the year's most anticipated rematch is now officially set for UFC 148 in Las Vegas. Sonnen nearly dethroned the dominant champion at UFC 117 in August 2010 before succumbing to a fifth-round triangle choke. "The Spider" has returned to top form since the close call, destroying Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami to solidify his spot as the sport's elite pound-for-pound fighter. At 36, it's only a matter of time until the Brazilian starts to decline. But the rematch with Sonnen has become all too personal and Silva will be looking to make a resounding statement when he finally gets his hands on the self-proclaimed "People's Champion" in Las Vegas.

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 29672119 Jon Jones Jon+Jones Boxing

The fast-rising UFC light heavyweight champion is coming off yet another spectacular performance, systematically dissecting former teammate Rashad Evans over five hard-fought rounds at UFC 145. Jones' trail of victims is arguably the most impressive in the organization with stoppages over Lyoto Machida, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Yet another legendary opponent awaits Jones in his next outing as the Greg Jackson pupil will defend the coveted title against former Pride two-division champion and 41-year-old future Hall of Famer Dan Henderson. While a date has yet to be officially confirmed, the showdown is expected to headline UFC 151 in September.

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 11472036 Georges St. Pierre Georges+St.+Pierre Boxing

Time away from the Octagon is hindering St. Pierre's standing as a pound-for-pound great, but the true welterweight champion has already started training for his eventual return bout against interim titleholder Carlos Condit, likely to take place at UFC 154 this November in St. Pierre's hometown of Montreal. A slew of injuries has kept St. Pierre out of action since last August, but the French-Canadian warrior is itching to return to his winning ways. After avenging his only two career losses and winning round after round against every foe who crossed his path, there's no denying St. Pierre's superiority in the talent-laden welterweight class.

Ariel Shnerer, The Fight Network

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 11472038 Jose Aldo Jose+Aldo Boxing

The 25-year-old Brazilian wrecking machine racked up his 14th consecutive victory in January, retaining his featherweight title with a destructive first-round knockout of rugged American wrestler Chad Mendes. Japanese sensation Hatsu Hioki was offered the next shot at Aldo, but he turned down the opportunity in favor of gaining more experience in the UFC before fighting the world's premier 145-pound talent. Scrambling to find an adversary for Aldo, the UFC opted to award a title shot to Roufusport product Erik Koch. The bout will headline UFC 149 this July in Calgary. With impenetrable takedown defense, scintillating striking skills and a deceptively strong ground game, Aldo could reign atop the featherweight division for years to come.

Ariel Shnerer, The Fight Network

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 30370783 Junior Dos Santos Junior+Dos+Santos Boxing

After knocking out Cain Velasquez to claim the UFC heavyweight title, the Team Nogueira member was getting set to defend his crown against Alistair Overeem at UFC 146. However, Overeem tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, and the UFC has awarded the shot to former champion Frank Mir. Undoubtedly the best boxer in the heavyweight division, Dos Santos has battered every top-ranked opponent thrown his way. Stylistically, Mir will be in for a hefty test, though a size advantage could prove beneficial. With no visible weaknesses, Dos Santos represents the new generation of heavyweight stars, and he will be looking to reign supreme in 2012.

Ariel Shnerer, The Fight Network

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 30985989 Benson Henderson (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Benson+Henderson+%28Photo+by+Josh+Hedges%2FZuffa+LLC%2FZuffa+LLC+via+Getty+Images%29 Boxing

After losing his WEC lightweight title in his last fight with the organization, Henderson has torn through the UFC ranks, earning decisions over Mark Bocek, Jim Miller and Clay Guida. Most recently, Henderson edged Frankie Edgar by decision in a hotly contested battle to claim the UFC's top lightweight prize. The MMA Lab disciple is an athletic specimen with tools in every area of the game, but the razor-thin victory over Edgar has led to the announcement of an immediate rematch between the two 155-pound stars. Size was a critical weapon for Henderson in their first go-around and he will look to use it again to bully Edgar in their rematch at UFC 150 in August.

Ariel Shnerer, The Fight Network

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 11890147 Frankie Edgar Frankie+Edgar Boxing

After spending the better part of two years fighting B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard, Edgar is set for another rematch as he tries to reclaim the UFC lightweight crown from Benson Henderson after losing a close decision in February. Despite being undersized for the 155-pound category and barely cutting weight to make the lightweight limit, Edgar's quickness, deceptive strength and strong wrestling pedigree make him one of the most dangerous fighters in the game. He will likely look to make some strategic changes to his gameplan when he rematches Henderson in August, but the former champion has not ruled out an inevitable drop to 145 pounds, where a possible clash with Jose Aldo has fans salivating.

Ariel Shnerer, The Fight Network

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 30092265 Dominick Cruz Dominick+Cruz Boxing

The UFC bantamweight champion was the latest fighter hit with the injury bug. After recently tearing his ACL, Cruz's long anticipated trilogy bout with 'The Ultimate Fighter' rival coach Urijah Faber has been postponed indefinitely. With his lone career setback coming at the hands of Faber, Cruz was eager to set the record straight in order to cement his status as the best 135-pounder on the planet. The rematch will have to wait, but a recent string of wins over the likes of Faber, Demetrious Johnson, Scott Jorgensen, Joseph Benavidez, Brian Bowles and Ian McCall have left little doubt about Cruz's ability to cope with contrasting styles and opponents.

Ariel Shnerer, The Fight Network

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 30712231 Carlos Condit Carlos+Condit Boxing

The win has been questioned by critics and fans alike, but Condit captured the interim UFC welterweight title at UFC 143, outpointing Nick Diaz in an extremely close fight. The result was likely a blessing for the UFC as Diaz subsequently tested positive for marijuana metabolites, causing him to be suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. A Greg Jackson product, Condit has opted to wait for Georges St. Pierre to return from his knee injury instead of defending the interim belt against another contender. A true finisher with dangerous striking and submissions, Condit will benefit from a lengthy training camp to prepare for the toughest fight of his career.

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound for pound rankings 11281953 Gilbert Melendez Gilbert+Melendez Boxing

The man Nate Diaz recently referred to as the world's true lightweight champion, Melendez meets familiar foe Josh Thomson this month. The Strikeforce lightweight champion has already set himself apart from the pack, but most observers are still curious to see how he would fare in the UFC's Octagon. At 29, the sky is the limit for the Cesar Gracie prodigy, who owns wins over Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Jorge Masvidal. Despite a demand to see Melendez in the UFC, he recently re-signed with Strikeforce. Few true challengers remain if he can dispatch Thomson yet again, though K.J. Noons is inching closer to a title shot.

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